HUNTERSVILLE — A German-based maker of fabrics used to make strong but lightweight composite materials is expanding its North Carolina plant and adding nearly 180 jobs. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Tuesday that SAERTEX USA will expand its Huntersville factory, investing ...Read More »
It was Sept. 16, the night before his first Business Advisory Committee meeting as chairman, that Eric Dudley received a call from Kevin Monroe, assistant to Mayor Anthony Foxx, saying that there had been a mistake. “He said there had ...Read More »
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport was the eighth most used airport in July, up from No. 11 a year ago, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The 1.7 million emplaned passengers traveling ...
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The North Carolina Division of Water Quality plans to hold a public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m. today to discuss water-discharge permits for Duke Energy Corp.’s three coal-fired power plants along the Catawba River. The hearing on the permits, which ...
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For nearly a year in 2008, Edward Robinson looked for a job around his Huntersville home, applying everywhere from grocery stores and movie theaters to bowling alleys and home-improvement centers. He landed a few jobs, but they never worked out. ...Read More »
Three firefighters are recovering from burns after testing a substance taken from the home of two brothers suspected of building an explosive pen that hurt a classmate. Multiple media outlets reported today that the home search led Charlotte bomb squad ...Read More »
Charlotte’s fiscal 2010 year-end report, released Sept. 29 by the city’s Budget and Evaluation Office, shows good news. The goals, broken down into five focus areas — community safety, economic development, housing and neighborhood development, transportation and environment — were ...
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(Editor’s note: Part of an occasional series on growth of communities outside Charlotte) Business owner Tana Greene remembers when the only place to eat in the Lake Norman area was the Ham and Eggs restaurant at Exit 28 off Interstate ...
Tagged with: Abigail Jennings Charlotte Area Transit System Charlotte Regional Realtor Association Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Jeff Tarte Jennifer Thompson John Woods Lake Norman Lake Norman Realty Lake Norman Transportation Commission Lowe's Maureen Rich Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization North Carolina Department of Transportation Paige Reinhard Steve HusemannRead More »
North Carolina’s Amtrak Piedmont, the Amtrak train that travels between Raleigh and Charlotte four times daily, saw a 46 percent increase in ridership in fiscal 2010, the largest increase among Amtrak routes in the nation, according to the North Carolina ...Read More »